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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management

Leadership matters. Leaders shape an organization’s mission, values, and strategy. They win with people.

Our management program educates and forms transformational business leaders who are trustworthy, healthy, inquisitive, and skilled.

How is our B.S. in Management distinctive at Marian?

Our Management program, will give you real-world insight through a number of high impact, experiential programs. You will connect with business leaders and enhance your personal values grounded in our Franciscan tradition.

As a management major, you will:

  • Explore management concepts and best practices for driving organizational change and improving productivity.
  • Learn great communication, teamwork, and social skills
  • Build leadership skills to enhance your interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Compete in team competitions such as business plan, human resources, and / or logistics and supply chain management.
  • Join A-Team, our student consulting course and work with clients such as Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Somerset, YMCA of Indianapolis, OneAmerica, and Indiana Members Federal Credit Union.
  • Complete at least one internship.
  • Apply for an Orr Fellowship.
  • Achieve strong career outcomes


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Average starting salary



What will you study?

To earn our 128-credit degree in business management, you’ll complete general education, our business core, and required and elective courses in the management major:

  • BUS 262: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 325: Student Consulting: A-Team
  • BUS 350: Operations Management
  • BUS 351: Human Resources Management
  • BUS 352: Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 372: Creativity and Change
  • BUS 395: Applied Managerial Decision Making
  • BUS 450: International business
  • MIS 330: Project Management

For complete details, review our Undergraduate Course Catalog or download our four-year plan of study and checklist.

Sample four-year plan and checklist

Adding a double-major, minor, or concentration to your plan of study

Consider adding a double-major (Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics, or Supply Chain Management), a minor, or a concentration to your management degree – you’ll be even more marketable after graduation. About 75 percent of our management majors earn a concentration in one of these subjects.

  • Business in sports: This concentration is a great option for management majors who want to work in a managerial role for a professional or amateur sports organization. It’s also a good option for those who want to be agents or business managers for individual athletes.
  • Entrepreneurship: Earning a degree in management with a focus on entrepreneurship is an excellent choice if you want to start your own business, join a family business, or work for a start-up company. 
  • Human resources management: Pairing a management major with an HR concentration is a viable combination for good careers. You can join our student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest professional association for HR specialists.

Other concentrations available for management majors are insurance and management information systems, both fields offering good career opportunities.

Want to work in the field of international business? Pair your management degree with a foreign language, global studies, or cross-cultural studies minor.

  • Take advantage of study-abroad options and complete courses like global marketing, international business, global HR, and international finance.
  • Learn from faculty mentors who have lived and/or worked in countries including South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Talk with your academic advisor for details about building a plan of study that’s tailored to your personal and professional interests.

What are your career paths?

Management graduates work in business sectors including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer and retail goods, including e-commerce
  • Technology, telecommunications, and utility companies
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management companies
  • Hospitality and entertainment 
  • Health-related companies, including hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government offices and agencies

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the employment outlook and median national salaries for business managers.

Occupation Growth through 2026 Median salary (2016)
Compensation and benefits manager 5 percent $116,240
Sales manager 7 percent $117,960
Logistics and supply chain manager 7 percent $74,170
Human resources manager 9 percent $106,910
Property, real estate, or community manager 10 percent $57,040
Management analyst or consultant 14 percent $81,330
Medical or health services manager 20 percent $96,540

Marian students are encouraged to be active in professional associations and organizations before and after they graduate. Not only can membership in these types of groups help college students build a professional network, they often offer resources, programs, and career services for those who work in the management field

Want to Know More?

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264

For program specific

Greg Rawski, Ph.D
Dean, Byrum School of Business
(317) 955-6008
Paul J. Norman Center, 213A

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